NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 8th October, 2017.

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The son of a former governor of Oyo State, who is now representing the Ibadan North East/South East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Dapo Lam-Adesina, tells SUNDAY ABORISADE that his initial ambition was to be a footballer among other issues Tell us about your childhood days. It was quite eventful. I can remember how [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
In this piece, IFEANYI ONUBA examines some of the challenges facing tax administration and what can be done to address the problems tax evasion, illicit financial flows and weak tax administration are some of the major challenges facing tax administrators in Africa in their quest to raise the much needed fund to meet the Sustainable [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Success Nwogu The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, AmuGold Global Network, Mr. Temitope Amujo, and the Managing Director of the company, Molade Adebola, have said that exporting primary products is causing a setback to Nigeria's quest for industrialisation, job and wealth creation. They have therefore appealed to manufacturers and government to either stop the practice forthwith or [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
At first, it sounded like a badly-intentioned prank. I mean, how ingenious is a name like TSTV which sounds like a parody of DSTV' But there is indeed going to be another satellite television company providing direct to home services to Nigerians. TSTV (Telcom Satellite TV) was formally launched on Sunday, October 1, 2017, which [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
SENI ADETU How many times have I said various leaders express their leadership in different ways, and that no one is perfect' I have, for example, witnessed leaders manifest leadership by dependence, some by independence and others by inter-dependence; or in some cases a hybrid of two or all three. I wish to share my [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Minabere Ibelema When a few minutes after 5 am. on Monday I reached for the power switch on my radio, I couldnt have been more than 30 per cent awake. And so when there was a passing reference to a mass shooting at a Las Vegas hotel, I couldnt process it well. In the haze [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The untimely death of a young man, Tagbo Umeike, early in the week has continued to generate ripples through the Internet and the physical world. Tagbo, who was popstar, Davidos friend, is alleged to have died after drinking several shots of tequila during a night out with friends in Lagos. However, Tagbos friend and actress, [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Adewale Adeoye, popularly known as Elesho, is one of the veterans in the Yoruba movie industry, having been around for over 30 years. However, observers would note that it has been quite a while since the sharp-tongued actor graced the silver screen. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, he gave his reasons. A lot of [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Do you remember Elajoe' He used to be a part of the defunct rap collective, Da Thoroughbreds, together with Ill Bliss, Obiwon and two others. But he is most popular for his verse in DJ Jimmy Jatts hit song, Stylee, along with 2face. He seemed to go off the scene for a long time, but [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Popular comedian, Emmanuel Edunjobi, aka Emma oh my God, shares fond memories of his trip to Dubai, with JOY MARCUS Where is the most memorable place you have been to' I travelled to Dubai. How long were you in Dubai for' It was a business trip and I was there for four days. What was [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
John Alechenu The governorship candidate of the United Progressive Party in the Anambra governorship election, Osita Chidoka, has asked the Federal Government to apologise to the Igbo race for the massacre of innocent civilians in Asaba, during the civil war. Chidoka also demanded that the Nigerian Army should release the report of investigations into its [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Chukwudi Akasike The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has accused the state governor, Nyesom Wike, of sponsoring the protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force in Port Harcourt on Friday. The state APC said in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Finebone, that the state Commissioner [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
JOHN ALECHENU,ENIOLA Akinkuotu andOKECHUKWU NNODIM Over 40 oil firms are expected to be invited by the Senate adhoc committee set up to investigate the allegations in the feud between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru. Kachikwu in a leaked memo to [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
BAYO AKINLOYE A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has described former President Goodluck Jonathans wife, Patience, as being arrogant and flamboyant when she was Nigerias first lady. In a piece he wrote on Friday, Nigerian President Buharis Sisyphean Efforts, and posted on Council on Foreign Relations website, Campbell also wondered how Jonathans [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
SAM AWOYINFAand PETER DADA The Nigeria Police and Ondo State Government have expressed their readiness to nip in the bud any attempt by Boko Haram to launch terrorist attacks in the South-West region. Ogun State Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while reacting to the arrest of a Boko Haram suspect in Ondo, told SUNDAY PUNCH [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the international oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta to develop the region. The group made the call against the backdrop of the Federal Governments directive compelling multinational oil companies to [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu The National President of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Usman Yusuf Duste, has urged the Abia State Government to expedite action towards clearing the nine months salary arrears of lecturers of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the 89th national executive council meeting of ASUP held at the Abia [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Enugu State Police Command has started an investigation into the alleged killing of a man for stealing a tuber of yam in Amorji Nike community in the Abakpa area of Enugu, the state capital. The commands spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. He [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
About 2,000 hectares of farmland have been destroyed by floodwater across the three districts of Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State. Governor AbdulFatah Ahmeds Special Adviser on Emergency and Relief Services, Duro Mohammed, said this while inspecting the havoc caused by flood in Patigi on Saturday. Mohammed said rice farms in Lade, Patigi and [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
John Charles The Benue State House of Assembly has appealed to labour leaders in the state not to insist on payment of five months salary arrears before calling off their ongoing strike. Organised labour had on October 3 commenced an indefinite strike over the owing of civil servants seven months salaries,primary school teachers and local [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Adeniyi Olugbemi The Unity Party of Nigeria has asked Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State to explain the reason behind his decision to seek foreign loans amounting to N120bn. The party, in a statement by its National Secretary, Abubakar Sokoto, also called on members of the state House of Assembly to always toe the line [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Ted Odogwu The Kano State Government on Saturday dismissed claims that the convoy of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was attacked by armed robbers in Plateau State. The governors Director General, Media and Communications, Salisu Tanko Yakasai, in a statement, described the reports as not only imaginary but totally false and misleading. Yakasai said, To put [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
BAYO AKINLOYE The All Progressives Congress in Oyo State on Saturday said Governor Abiola Ajimobi was determined to conduct the states local government polls. According to a statement issued on Saturday by its Public Relations Officer, Olawale Sadare, Ajimobi who attended the state executive committee meeting of the party promised that elections into the 33 [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE The Ekiti State House of Assembly said it had instructed its lawyer to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for arresting the Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi. They were arrested over mismanagement of funds belonging to the state. The Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, told SUNDAY PUNCH. [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
OLALEKAN ADETAYOand MOTUNRAYO JOEL Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday identified corruption as the reason for Nigerias poor state. He said the country cannot progress without addressing the menace which he described as national problem. Osibanjo spoke at the reinauguration of Theseabilities Foundation in Lagos. He said, Our country has what it takes to provide [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
TOBI AWORINDE with agency report Three PUNCH reporters were among seven outstanding journalists honoured at the 2017 Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Award, which held in Lagos on Friday. Olatunji Obasa emerged the NB Golden Pen Photojournalist of the Year, winning N1m, while Toluwani Eniola of SUNDAY PUNCH was the second runner-up, for which he got [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has appealed to Nigerians to remain calm as his agency was working hard to control the outbreak of monkeypox in Bayelsa State. Ihekweazu, who spoke in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, on Saturday in Abuja, assured Nigerians that the centre was [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
OLALEYE ALUKO The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has said it needs the organised private sector to combat the menace of human trafficking in the country. The NAPTIP Director General, Julie Okah-Donli stated this during an advocacy visit to private sector investors in Abuja, recently. The NAPTIP boss said, There is [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
CHUKWUDI AKASIKE and OLALEYE ALUKO with agency reports The Nigerian Army on Saturday deployed troops for the commencement of Operation Crocodile Smile in the six Niger Delta states. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that more than 3, 000 soldiers would be involved in the three-week operation slated for October 7 to 28. The General Officer Commanding 6 [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
OGBONNAYA IKOKWU Traditional chiefs of Afaraukwu community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State have asked the state government to assist them in finding out the whereabouts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and his parents. They lamented that Kanu, his mother and father, who is the traditional [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Adetokunbo Kayode, has advocated a robust public-private sector partnership to boost the nations economy. Kayode, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, spoke on Saturday in Abuja at the closing ceremony of the 12th Abuja International Trade Fair, which held from Sept. 21 to Oct. 7. [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Army says it has deployed troops for the commencement of Operation Crocodile Smile in the six Niger Delta states. Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, said this on Saturday while addressing troops to signal the commencement of the exercise. Udoh said the operation was confidence [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Saturday, congratulated the Super Eagles and all Nigerians on the nations qualification for the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year. Saraki, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the Senate would work to ensure that Nigerian [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
A force allied with Libyas unity government in the people-smuggling hub of Sabratha has detained more than 3,000 migrants, a security official said on Saturday. We arrested 3,150 illegal immigrants of different Asian, Arab and African nationalities, the forces commander Bassem Ghrabli said. His force said Friday it had driven a rival militia, led by [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
FALLING sick and requiring hospitalisation is a high risk, life-threatening predicament in Nigeria. Health workers from doctors and pharmacists to nurses, laboratory technicians and administrative clerks take turns to cripple health care services in public health institutions. At a time of recession, high unemployment and social tensions, the impact is devastating. Nigerians should [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Ovie Okpare The Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has made nomination forms free for female politicians who would be running for elective positions in the forthcoming 2018 local government elections in the state. The party said the decision was to encourage women in the state to actively participate in politics. It fixed [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Tony Okafor The Old Aguata Union has endorsed the re-election of Governor Willie Obiano. The union is made up of three local government areas, Aguata, Orumba North and South of Anambra State. A former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme; a former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife; and a former Governor of the Central [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The entrepreneurial journey is one of the most challenging yet pretty exciting journeys anyone can embark upon. Sadly, multiple research work have stipulated that more businesses die in the first couple of years due to a number of reasons, chief of which are lack of support and paucity of funds for investments. One of the [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Dr. Victoria Haastrup is the Chief Executive Officer of ENL Consortium Limited, operator of Terminals C and D of the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, and Chairman of the Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria. She talks to ANNA OKON about the maritime environment and the challenges around doing business at the nation's ports It has [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Anna Okon Stakeholders in the poultry industry are seeking greater access to finance and a single-digit interest loans to expand their business. They also insisted that delay in granting of credit facility, short loan tenor, multiple taxation had stunted the growth of the sector. According to them, operators were facing a lot of challenges in [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Femi Asu Political involvement in the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation can lead to rapid turnover in key staff, creating difficulties in ability to execute strategic initiatives, a new report by the PricewaterhouseCooper has said. The PwC report, entitled, 'The new nation builders: Creating the African national oil company of the future,' said [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Oscar Onyema, said that informed investors and players in the Nigerian capital market were not surprised that the country exited recession in the second quarter of this year because market data gave the signals. While the national economy relapsed into recession in Q2, 2016 [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye Indications have emerged that companies owned by top Nigerian business moguls and some foreign firms from Europe have shown interest in running the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Top government officials, who are privy to the airport concession arrangement, told our correspondent that companies owned by [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Angolan crude differentials were steady after falling for some grades last week, although still-ample supplies suggested buyers were waiting for lower offers. Reuters reported that Nigerian differentials had found support from loading delays and relatively small November export programmes, adding that most programmes had emerged but there were still no sign of a Bonny Light [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Tunji Olaopa In the Scriptures, the Proverbs and Ecclesiastes constitute two of the most profound books which distill insights into human experiences and direction in life. These are indeed books that take my time when I need to reflect on human nature and the conditions for human progress, or the lack of it, as the [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Sonala Olumhense I was reflecting on a related matter last week when news broke that Nigeria, now 57, may not develop a railway network after all: there is no money, Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said on Thursday. He was speaking to journalists after he said he had briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on our railway dreams. [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Kaine Agary Many will remember that one of the first orders of business that President Muhammadu Buhari attended to on his return,in August 2017,from his long, medical leave, was the signing of several bilateral agreements and multilateral treaties. There were three World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Treaties on that list but interestingly, I heard very [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Ebonyi State Police Command has said Chinedu Linus, a student of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, was killed by gunmen on Friday. The spokesperson for the command, ASP Loveth Odah, told the News Agency of Nigeria. He said the gunmen robbed Linus and subsequently killed him. Odah said no arrest had been made but added [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Mudiaga Affe The Cross River State Police Command on Saturday rescued one Mrs. Comfort Udoenwang, kidnapped on October 2, 2017 by gunmen and taken to Akpap-Okoyong village in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, who disclosed this in Calabar, said the victim was rescued in the [] 
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